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When will they blow?
Can maths help save lives by making more accurate predictions of future volcanic eruptions?
Finding order in chaos
All of science can be regarded as motivated by the search for rules behind the randomness of nature, and attempts to make prediction in the presence of uncertainty. Chris Budd describes the search for pattern and order in
Are the polls right?
The British General Election (May 1997) is an example of how simple mathematical ideas help in understanding information that involves numbers.
How new geometries reshaped our world
The 19th century experienced a geometrical revolution. Find out how the new geometries that were discovered...
A ridiculously short introduction to some very basic quantum mechanics
Some general ideas in very few words and without equations.
Donald Trump, game theorist
Whatever you think of Donald Trump, we bet you didn't think he was good at game theory.
Maths in a minute: Expectation
Why the expected outcome of rolling a die is 3.5.
Humans, machines, and the future of work
With intelligent machines taking over more and more of our jobs, what does the rise of AI mean for humanity?
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